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Woking Football Club is an association football club, based in Woking, Surrey. Founded 136 years ago in 1887, the team currently compete in the National League, the 5th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Kingfield Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Cardinals".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by adidas and is made of 100% recycled polyester Interlock.


Woking Football Club was formed in 1887.

They joined the Isthmian League in 1911 and achieved success in the FA Amateur Cup in 1957.

The club struggled in the 1980s and faced financial trouble, but was kept afloat by a friendly match against Bolton Wanderers.

The 1990s saw the club achieve great success, with three FA Trophy wins and five successive top five finishes in the Conference.

The club also had several successful runs in the FA Cup, reaching the Third Round in 1996/97.

In 2002, the club was saved from administration when successful businessman and long-time fan Chris Ingram became Chairman.

The club's fortunes declined and they were relegated to the Blue Square South in 2009.

After a successful spell in the BSS, the club were promoted back to the Conference Premier in 2012.

The following season saw the Cards finish in a commendable 7th spot, missing a play-off place by only three points.

The 2016-17 season saw the club struggle and they were only able to avert relegation thanks to improved form in the second half of the season.

Alan Dowson was appointed manager in 2018 and the club achieved promotion back to the National League via the play-offs.